Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Scott Wilson so impressed Sidney Poitier that he contacted director Richard Brooks and suggested Wilson for a leading role in In Cold Blood (1967). Poitier never mentioned this to Wilson at the time, who only found out about this recommendation after he had been cast.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
It would have been impossible for Tibbs to ride a Gulf, Mobile & Ohio passenger train in Mississippi at the time the film depicts. The GM&O had discontinued all passenger service south of St Louis in the 1950s.
No uppercase ("capital") letters are used in the opening and closing credits, including the film's title, cast and characters, crew and job titles, and company credits.
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